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Northumbrian University Officer Training Corps (NUOTC) members are drawn from the universities of Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Teeside and Sunderland.

NUOTC officer cadet in training.

Our Mission

At NUOTC we aim to develop the leadership potential of selected university students through enjoyable and challenging training in order to communicate the values, ethos and career opportunities of the British Army. 

This is achieved by a combination of military, adventure training, sporting activities and competitions balanced against fun and social activities.


An intake of new Officer Cadets occurs every October. A team made up of current Officer Cadets and Staff travel around the Fresher's Fairs recruiting new students. This is the perfect opportunity to approach the team with any burning questions.

The team will give you a good idea as to how NUOTC operates, explaining the sorts of activities that occur, whether it be a weekend exercise or Adventurous Training. If you miss the Fresher's Fair and are still interested, do not hesitate to contact us for further information, you may still be able to apply.


Open evenings

The next step is to attend an open evening at our base, St Cuthbert's Keep, situated in Newcastle, and we will give a greater insight into what we actually do as a UOTC as well as give you another chance to meet some of our current Officer Cadets.

Selection Weekend

Having attended an open evening you will be more determined to join and your next step is to attend the Selection Weekend. The weekend is exciting and challenging, with activities not to dissimilar to that of the Army Officer Selection Board. You will complete and deliver a short presentation, take part in group activities and complete some form of leadership task


NUOTC Association

NOUTC skiing trip.The NUOTC Association is open to anyone who has ever been a member of Northumbrian University Officer Training Corps. It is an opportunity to keep in touch with old friends and keep up to date with events.

Members can attend any of the Association's events held during the year. It's all about catching up and reliving the glory days. If you are an ex-member and would like to join the Association, contact us and we will give you the relevant details.

Contact NUOTC

Telephone: 0191 239 5328

Email: RMAS-Gp-OTC-Northumbria-MAILBOX@mod.uk

Northumbrian Universities Officers Training Corps
St Cuthberts Keep, Holland Drive
Newcastle Upon Tyne